Owen on the road to recovery
Published : 08 Dec 2009 16:02:02
Owen sustained the injury against Bradford at the start of November and was forced to miss the next two matches before making his comeback with the aid of a face mask to protect the area. The measure proved its worth as he came through okay against Barnet but, having felt discomfort in the 2-2 draw at home to Torquay towards the end of last month, it was decided a minor operation would be needed to stabilise the bones around his cheek. The 27-year-old may be in contention for a starting place this weekend as Vale travel to Northampton looking to get back to winning ways.